CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia men’s tennis freshman Chris Rodesch (Angelsberg, Luxembourg) has been named the ACC Men’s Tennis Singles Co-Player of the Week while grad student Carl Söderlund (Stockholm, Sweden) and junior William Woodall (Washington, D.C.) were named the ACC Men’s Tennis Doubles Team of the Week in honors announced Tuesday (March 30) by the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Rodesch had the clinching point in both of Virginia’s victories over the weekend, including Sunday’s win against No. 1 North Carolina. Unranked Rodesch, playing No. 3 singles, topped No. 94 Edu Guell of Duke 6-4, 6-4, and No. 58 Benjamin Sigouin of North Carolina 6-2, 6-3. He and doubles partner junior Ryan Goetz (Greenlawn, N.Y.) also had the clinching win in doubles in the 4-0 victory against Duke.
Rodesch was named the Co-Player of the Week, sharing the honor with Marcus McDaniel of Georgia Tech.
Söderlund and Woodall gave UVA a 1-0 lead against the Tar Heels with a victory at No. 1 doubles. The Virginia duo took on the fifth-ranked team of William Blumberg and Brian Cernoch with the match coming down to a tiebreaker that they won 7-2 to clinch the point for the Cavaliers. After the victory, Söderlund and Woodall rose six places in this week’s ITA doubles rankings from No. 10 to No. 4.
This is the second honor for Söderlund and Woodall who earned the same accolade on March 10 and the fourth time this season a UVA doubles team has been lauded. All three of UVA’s doubles lines have been the ACC Doubles Team of the Week at least once this season.
Rodesch is the third different Cavalier to be named the ACC Men’s Tennis Singles Player of the Week, joining Söderlund (March 10) and fellow freshman Jeffrey von der Schulenburg (January 26).
This is Söderlund’s third career ACC doubles accolade and the second for Woodall. This is Rodesch’s first ACC Player of the Week honor after being named the doubles team of the Week on Jan. 27.